Staff


Meet the Team…

GPs

Dr David Corps, Dr Justine Geddes, Dr Chloe Procter, Dr David Ellis, Dr Laura Stowe & Dr Victoria Couchman
Our GPs work the following weekly patterns (Dr Stowe is currently on maternity leave)…

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Dr Geddes

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Dr Ellis

 Dr Stowe

Dr Couchman 

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Practice Nurses

Nurses Alyson Green, Jane Crawley and Katharine Hardy
Our Practice Nurses work the following weekly patterns…

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Healthcare Assistants

Amanda Sadler & Maggie Shepley

Business Manager

Mark Dalling

Reception

Val, Mary, Emma, Amie, Claire, Laura, Liz & Lauren

Administration

Sally & Kay

Health Visitors

Sandra Wollner, Amber Swadling, Alison Chapman, Emma Kellagher & Eilidh Cochrane

Community Staff Nurses

Janet Porter

Community Nursery Nurses

 Vicky Eighteen

Health Visitors Administration

 Helen & Michelle

Midwives

Angie Oleksiw, Sharon Gibson, Laura Ettridge, Cheryl Ker-Gray, Heather McGrath & Adela Arnold

Midwives Administration

Karen

Counsellors

Jayne Wright & Bobby Taylor

Practice Nurses

Our experienced Practice Nurses are fully qualified and are registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council; they provide a comprehensive practice nursing service which covers:

  • minor ailments
  • asthma and COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease & hypertension
  • cervical smears
  • minor injuries
  • family planning and contraceptive advice
  • travel advice & vaccinations
  • scheduled and routine immunisations
  • ear syringing
  • dressings

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors can be contacted via the Reception number 01235 810 099 or via their own dedicated number 01235 816 325; a message can be left if no Health Visitor is available to take your call.

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. We are trained in child development and protecting children. We advise and support the health and well-being of babies, children and their families. We are available to support you in pregnancy and will see you once your baby is born.

Health Visitors lead the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your family. This includes routine visits, developmental reviews and health promotion advice. We also provide additional services and support that any family may need, for example, feeding or sleeping difficulties or support with ante or post-natal depression. We are also able to provide support and advice to you within our regular child health clinics and at any time until your child becomes five years of age. Our teams include community staff nurses, student health visitors and team administrators.

Do ask for our Health Visiting leaflet for further information or see our poster display in local GPs or Children’s Centres.

In order to improve our service to children and families in Didcot the Health Visitors at Woodlands Medical Centre and Oak Tree Health Centre have now merged to form a joint Oaklands Health Visiting Team that will be based at the Oak Tree Health Centre. With a larger number of staff working together we hope this will ensure an even more efficient service to all our clients over both practices. The team will be available Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00 (except public holidays).

We would really appreciate knowing about your experience of this improved service. Please let us know on our team telephone number or speak to one of the team in our regular well baby clinics.

Midwives

We have two midwives based at our Health Centre and they can be contacted via the Reception number 01235 810 099 or via their own dedicated number 01235 814 627.

The midwives are responsible for the majority of antenatal care. They will plan, in consultation with the mum-to-be, the most appropriate care pathway taking into consideration medical, maternity and social histories.

They provide an ‘on call’ service and will care for women wishing to have their babies delivered either at home or in St George’s Maternity Ward – a midwife led unit located in Wallingford Community Hospital.

New mums and their families will be supported by the midwives during the first two weeks following childbirth; care is then handed over to the Health Visitors.

Counsellors

We have counsellors who can offer counselling on both an NHS and private basis. NHS funded counseling is only available via referral from your GP and is, unfortunately, very limited.

District Nurses

We share our District Nurses with Woodlands Medical Centre, Didcot. They are responsible for domiciliary visits, i.e. visits to those patients who are completely house-bound, and examples of the services they can offer are as follows:

  • care of chronically sick and the disabled
  • care of the terminally ill
  • care of diabetic patients
  • dressing of leg ulcers
  • catheter & stoma care
  • removal of sutures
  • incontinence care

Others

The Health Centre also accommodates practitioners who offer other healthcare services on a private basis:

  • acupuncture
  • counselling
  • massage & reflexology
  • osteopathy
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry

Full details of these may be found in Our Services.